Heating system warms school buses, reduces emissions
The Liquid Heat Generator (LHG) instantly heats the cabin of diesel-engine school buses while reducing idle time and emissions.
The aftermarket device mounts at the engine's belt drive and converts mechanical energy from the fan belt to heat coolant the moment the bus' engine is ignited. The heat generated is then delivered to the vehicle's heating system.
The LHG can be installed on nearly a dozen school bus model and engine combinations. It requires nothing more than an annual site inspection, along with a fan belt.
Ventech has made strategic agreements with companies in cold weather regions to distribute and sell the LHG in the U.S. and Canada.
Hoglund Bus Co. will sell, install and service the device through its two locations in Monticello, Minn., and Marshalltown, Iowa. Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Toowoomba North America, which is also represented in other Canadian provinces, is another distributor of the LHG.
Kerlin Bus Sales, based in Silver Lake, Ind., will distribute and install the LHG through its network, and Capital City Bus Sales will sell and install the unit through its facility in Lansing, Mich.
Ventech plans to work with OEMs this year to have the LHG installed during factory production of buses, and it will launch initiatives to train dealers, distributors and end users to install and service the device.